Quiet Mornings sessions are currently being held in-person on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, 9:30-10:45am. (They are also held virtually on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, and the 4th Saturday, from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon. See those listings separately for registration instructions.)
Quiet mornings provide an opportunity for quiet – for reflection, prayer, listening, presence – in common with others. Perhaps you’d like to carve out time, but could use the support of a structure that is also flexible? Most of us could! And there is encouragement and strength in coming together in this way. You are welcome whenever it matches your schedule/desire/need.
Each gathering is bracketed by an opening and closing prayer. The quiet hour at its heart is not scripted or guided. Each one enters the quiet and utilizes or follows it as she/he desires to do so. Some opt to journal, read, walk; to engage in meditation; imaginative prayer or centering prayer; art or collage; or physical movement. The commitment to enter the quiet with some regularity as an ongoing practice is the point. By doing so in companionship with others, we support each other’s journey just by willingly being present in God’s presence together, and hoping good for each other. In our closing prayer, we pray a blessing for each other. Mass will be available at 11am after the session. Please feel welcome!
Joanne Cahoon, D.Min, is a spiritual director, retreat leader and coach.